Jeff Feuerzeig’s Sundance-award-winning documentary trawls through the home-movies, drawings, writings and audio recordings of Daniel Johnston, an icon of the lo-fi music scene, to present a heartbreaking story of the music and the man. A whole host of music talent, including the late Kurt Cobain, will readily find praise for Johnston’s unique style. A recent tribute compilation included the likes of Tom Waits, Mercury Rev and Beck performing his songs. However, dogged by manic depression throughout his life, Johnston’s music has not reached as wide an audience as it undoubtedly deserves. With no attempt to sensationalise his material, Feuerzeig finds the drama in Johnston’s troubled life and assesses his erratic career through interviews with Johnston’s friends and incredibly devoted family as well as the archive material.